Thursday, December 6, 2012


Press Vultures

“Every time I close my eyes, I see the image of death. I don’t care about a photograph. . . . Nobody helped. People started running away. . . . If I had reached him in time, I would have pulled him up.”
—R. Umar Abbasi, freelance photographer who shot the image of “DOOMED” New Yorker Ki Suk Han, whose imminent subway death ran on the front page of the New York Post. In New York Times interview,After Fatal Subway Shove, Asking: Were There No Heroes?Dec. 4, 2012

“The Post cover treatment neatly embodies everything people hate and suspect about the news media business: not only are journalists bystanders, moral and ethical eunuchs who don’t intervene when danger or evil presents itself, but perhaps they secretly root for its culmination.”
—David Carr, media critic, “Train Wreck: The New York Post’s Subway Cover,” The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2012

• For good roundup, see Julie Moos, Poynter Institute: “NY Post photog: ‘Every time I close my eyes, I see the image of death,’” Dec. 5, 2012
• Editorial Comment: Well, NYPost, you got our attention. . . . 

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from the International Press Institute on 2012 as the deadliest year ever for journalists worldwide? Click here.

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café  
Cache Rendezvous, ATV News (12/5/12)—Update on Aggie basketball forward Danny Berger, who collapsed during practice Tuesday; and the ATV Holiday edition, anchored by Romina Nedakovic and Kelsey Keller 
Post-Cold War missiles still pose world threats, defense official says, by D. Whitney Smith 
Reindeer Run and Santa come to Providence this weekend, by Dani Hayes 
Woman sentenced to 0-5 years in prison on drug charge, by Brandon Fonda 
•  AggieTVNews (11/29/12)—Aggies win the WAC; 11-year-old killed in tragic home accident, anchored by Kelsey Keller and Karlie Leichty   
Wellsville planning commission approves home business permit, by Curtis Lundstrom  
Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge, by Curtis Lundstrom   
Legally Blond: USU professor smooches student in stage drama, by Heidi Smith   

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